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Friday, May 19, 2017

Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft, the U.S. military said. The U.S. WC-135 plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150 feet to the U.S. aircraft, according to US officials. The intercept was deemed unprofessional "due to the maneuvers by the Chinese pilot, as well as the speeds and proximity of both aircraft," Lt Col Hodge added, saying a military investigation was underway.




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The U.S. sniffer aircraft has previously been used to detect evidence of possible nuclear tests by North Korea.

"The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels," Air Force spokesperson Lt Col Lori Hodge said.


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#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-05-19 02:08 AM | Reply


#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-19 07:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Deja vu. I think it was in 2001 when a Chinese military jet flew to close to ours and bumped into it. The pilot (Wong Wei) died and the Americans had to land on Haian island. SNL had to send Alec Baldwin to rescue them.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-19 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I don't see a mention of this incident on the China news site I frequent...


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-05-19 10:42 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain

Ugh - what a horrible video - painful to watch and nothing to do with either plane.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-05-19 11:49 AM | Reply

Oh I'm sorry. I will correct my mistake right this second! I will post the videos YOU like right away Sir Yes Sir!


Pain gone, yes?

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-05-19 01:38 PM | Reply

And if that didn't work, this one'll do the trick!


In fact there is a lesson in this video for America in case China keeps bullying us around.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-05-19 01:46 PM | Reply

I think it is rather pathetic when other countries try to play the bully when it cames to naval or air superiority. These are not arenas where hiding among civiilians and nation building matters. There is no beating the US Air Force or US Navy at their own game. I would bet any amount of money that if the US and China started shooting at each other's aircraft, the US would score better than 5 to 1 on the kill ratio. 8 to 1 would probably be a fair over/under.

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2017-05-19 03:05 PM | Reply

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